Special Guests

ARLEN SCHUMER
ARLEN SCHUMERhttp://www.arlenschumer.com/
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JIM STERANKO’S CAPTAIN AMERICA:
2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of writer/artist Jim Steranko’s Captain America trilogy that many still consider the greatest Captain America story ever told, for both its story and its art. The impact of Steranko’s three issues, a tour-de-force of the firebrand’s verbal and visual storytelling skills and talents that branded him the Jimi Hendrix of Comics during Steranko’s similar meteoric rise to fame in the late-‘60s, is in converse proportion to their small number. Join comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he revisits, and revels in, Steranko’s Captain America magnum opus.
CRAIG YOE
CRAIG YOEhttp://yoebooks.com/
Vice magazine has called Yoe the “Indiana Jones of comics historians.” Publisher Weekly says he’s the “archivist of the ridiculous and the sublime” and calls his work “brilliant.” The Onion calls him “the celebrated designer,”The Library Journal,”a comics guru. “BoingBoing hails him “a fine cartoonist and a comig book historian of the first water.” Yoe was Creative Director/Vice President/ General Manager of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and a Creative Director at Nickelodeon and Disney. Craig has won an Eisner Award and the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators.

NEW YORK EMPIRE SABER GUILD
NEW YORK EMPIRE SABER GUILDhttps://saberguild.org/
Our mission is to share our love of Star Wars with people of all ages and to follow the Jedi path of spreading hope and good will wherever we go. We aim to bring a little bit of wonder and transport our audiences to a galaxy far, far away… Saber Guild is a non-profit, all-volunteer, international organization that specializes in lightsaber stage choreography, education, and community events. Saber Guild temples can be found in Europe, Asia, and across the US. Empire Temple is the New York chapter of Saber Guild.
MICROSOFT GAMING & MORE...
MICROSOFT GAMING & MORE...https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/home
YES! They’ll be back for all things gaming! Join the fun – try out the latest technology and games – you may win a tournament or two…!
501st EMPIRE CITY GARRISON
501st EMPIRE CITY GARRISONhttps://www.501st.com
The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work…”
RAY FELIX
RAY FELIXbxhcc.com
Ray Felix, is a Bronx native born in 1973, he is a graduate of the School of Visual arts Class of 1999/ 2000. His comics include, “Bronx Heroes ®1.0: “Runaway Slave”, Bronx Heroes® 2.0 : The Greatest Hero Black Power®, Heavy Traffic™, Enter: The Roach™ and “A World Without Superheroes®”. Ray Felix is also the Founder of the community based organization, Bronx Heroes Comic Con®, and Co-Founder of Women in Comics Con™, which promotes literacy and education through the practice of reading and creating comics. Felix has Freelanced with off Broadway productions such as “The Monkey King” from Great small Works (2006), Cathay: Tale of 3 cites in China(2007) with director Ping Chong and designer Stephen Kaplan.
NANCY SILBERKLEIT
NANCY SILBERKLEITnancysilberkleit.com riseabovesocialissues.com
Nancy Silberkleit, daughter-in-law of Louis H. Silberkleit one of the founders of Archie Comics Publications, stepped into her role as Co-CEO of the company in 2009 with a vision that the comic book as a graphic novel is a valuable tool for developing literacy among first-time readers and instilling a love of reading for everyone. As a former public school educator, homemaker and mother, she knows the importance of learning to read and coined a personal motto that “Children+Comic Books=Reading, Knowledge and Confidence. The Archie Comics line of comic books is one of the most successful, longest-running brands in the history of the comic industry. Archie Comics have sold 5.1 billion comics and are published in a dozen different foreign languages and distributed all over the world.
HAUNT AT ROCKY LEDGE
HAUNT AT ROCKY LEDGEhttps://www.hauntatrockyledge.com/
We are delighted to welcome back the cast and crew of this outstanding group again this year!

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